Flavia and colleagues explore how habitat disturbance impacts species- and community-level responses of bats in the Andes in a new paper published in Acta Oecologica. Their study shows that at the individual species level, bats behavior and activity patterns can change even with low to moderate levels at disturbance. Such responses might be missed if studies only consider community-level effects. Examining species-level responses is important for understanding how disturbance might impact ecological processes, such as seed dispersal and pollination. Click here to access this publication.
Flavia is a PhD student in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation where she is funded with a prestigious 4-yr Graduate School Fellowship. Her email is flamontana[at]gmail.com